Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Life-history of Bombus; 3. Psithyrus, the usurper-bee; 4. Parasites and enemies of the humble-bee; 5. Finding and taking nests; 6. A humble-bee house; 7. Domestication of the humble-bee; 8. How to distinguish the British species; 9. On making a collection; 10. Anecdotes and notes; Additional notes; Index.
This classic work by beekeeper and entomologist F. W. L. Sladen (1876-1921) on identifying and domesticating bumblebees was published in 1912.